2015 - 2016
The Who's Tommy
The Who's Tommy is the tale of a young boy's journey from pain to triumph. During WWII, young RAF Captain Walker parachutes into Germany, is captured and presumed dead. Back home in London, his pregnant wife gives birth to their son, Tommy, and takes a lover. The war ends and the missing captain returns to find his wife with her new beau and kills him. Tommy witnesses the murder in a mirror and is left in a total state of catatonia brought on by the shock of the murder. His father ends up being acquitted but young Tommy is still too seriously withdrawn to show any emotion at the verdict.
His extended dysfunctional family (uncle, cousins, etc.) misuse and abuse the young deaf, dumb and blind Tommy until it's discovered that he has an uncanny knack for gaming. He goes on to become an international pinball superstar. Medical advice, parental affection, even a proposed sexual awakening, fail to remedy the boy's affliction. Only the breaking of the original mirror finally frees him.
Artistic Director: Michael Gareau
Musical Director: Brian Boggs
Choreographer and assistant Director: Andréa Black